WHEN: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
RADIO: WDZ (1050 AM)
RECORDS: Argenta is 11-0; Central A&M is 8-3
PLAYOFF RECORDS: Argenta is 24-18; Central A&M is 39-17
RECORD VS. PLAYOFF TEAMS: Argenta is 5-0; Central A&M is 2-3
LAST WEEK: Argenta beat Fisher 44-23; Central A&M beat Albion Edwards County 27-0
PLAYERS TO WATCH: For Argenta, Josh Williams, Jr., QB (103-of-171, 1,576 yards, 22 TDs, 3 INTs, 109 rushes, 867 yards, 19 TDs); Makhi Stanley, Sr., RB/DE (97 rushes, 1,051 yards, 14 TDs); Makail Stanley, Jr., WR/LB (50 catches, 905 yards, 17 TDs)
For Central A&M, Jacob Paradee, Jr., WR (75 catches, 1,472 yards, 19 TDs); Conner Heaton, Jr., QB (152-for-239, 2,333 yards, 18 passing TDs); Gus McCoy, Sr., RB (127 carries, 719 yards, 9 TDs)
OF NOTE: These two teams played twice last year, with A&M winning a 48-42 shootout in Week 2 but Argenta getting revenge with a 56-12 win in the first round of the playoffs. Though Argenta returns much of that team, A&M has a new look this year, with Heaton and Paradee stepping in as the Raiders’ main offensive weapons with the graduation of Jameson Smith and Riley Black. Argenta is averaging 45.8 points and A&M is averaging 34.6, so expect plenty of offense. This is Argenta’s first quarterfinal game since 2003, and A&M’s first since 2009.
WINNER GETS: Concord Triopia at Camp Point Central